The future is now.
Today Google hosted it's first ever Google Stadia Connect event where the revealed new details in regards to how Stadia will work and when we are going to be able to try it out ourselves.
Google Stadia is set to launch in November of this year and will cost $9.99 a month if you wish to only have access to the cloud gaming service and the free games that it provides you. A Founders Edition of the service will also be available for $129.99 that includes a Chromecast Ultra, three months of Stadia, the limited-edition Night Blue Google Stadia Controller and a 3 month Buddy Pass. Google Stadia controllers on their own will cost $69. A free version of the service called Stadia Base will be available in 2020 for those that already own a Chromecast and a controller and wish to simply purchase their games and play them on Stadia.
Let's take a look at the specs and games that were shown.
General requirements for Stadia are as follows:
10Mbps - 720p, 60 fps, Stereo
20Mbps - 1080p, 60 fps, 5.1 Surround Sound
35Mbps - 4K, 60 fps, 5.1 Surround Sound
Hardware requirements are as follows:
Desktop Computer or Laptop (via Chrome browser)
Mac - Requires macOS X 10.9 and higher
PC - Requires Windows 7 and higher
TV - Requires Google Chromecast, HDMI Port
Tablet - Requires Google Chrome
Phone - Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3a Supported at Launch with plans to expand to other phones over time)
And the following games will be available on the service:
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Baldur's Gate 3
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Farming Simulator 19
Final Fantasy XV
Mortal Kombat 11
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
The Elder Scrolls Online
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
The Crew 2